Remote File Explorer

Submitted on: 1/5/2015 8:33:00 AM
By: Lewis E. Moten III (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages)
Views: 1745
     This script allows you to browse the file system on a remote computer through your web browser.

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This little ASP project was a little experimentation with the File System Object that comes with the VBScript Run-Tim Library. It allows a user to view the file system on any hard drive of the web site. This may in fact, cause a very large security issue. I could have done more as to make a real "File Explorer" environment letting one to Cut, Copy, Paste, and move files around. Move them to a download directory and view them, change the contents of the file, rename files, and more. I stopped at the point so that you can only view the contents.

This small application was designed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 with Netscape in mind. I do not know if netscape will display the forms correctly. Also, it works well on Windows 98 Personal Web Server. If you wish to learn a little about the FileSystemObject, then you may want to view the source of this file with Note Pad, HomeSite, or Visual InterDev.

The next project may be like this one, except I will limit it to only view the contents of a web directory itself. Mainly - so that a spider for a search engine will always have access to every single file, weather or not I link it from another file.

The icons were an interesting part of this project. If an image can not be found in the images directory to display the extention type, a default "unknown" icon will be displayed so that all files will have non-broken links to images.


This zip file comes with the executable and the source code. Hopefully it is all self explanitory to navigate along with this web page. This is only the asp page itself and does not include the web server. You may need to install an ASP capable server and place these files in a scrptable directory. "C:\InetPub\RemoteExplorer\".

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